With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung officially had two phones that were capable of running content on Google’s Daydream VR platform. The feature was initially debuted at I/O 2017 when Google said a future software update would bring the functionality to buyers of Samsung’s initial flagships for 2017. Now, thanks to a statement from a Samsung spokesperson, we know the company’s second 2017 flagship, the Galaxy Note 8, is also Daydream VR compatible. Better yet, the feature ships out of the box.
Specifically, rather picking up a Gear VR to go along with your new Note 8, you’ll be able to grab a Google Daydream View instead and enjoy VR content since the feature will be available on your new phone as soon as you take it out of the box. This is great news for anyone who may already have a Daydream View or are looking to give Google’s virtual reality platform a try without buying one of Google’s own handsets.
The Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, Android 7.1 Nougat, a 3300mAh battery, a waterproof S Pen, dual rear cameras, and an all-glass enclosure.